Rather than fanning the false flames of a "Mommy War" that doesn't really exist, it's time that we as a nation recognize that regardless of whether or not mothers' work is paid or unpaid, the work of caregiving is important to us all and should be valued.
It's called empathy. And without it some votes will be won, and some women will be seduced by one leader or another saying, for the most part that he "gets" what the plight and glory and heroism are in let's say, motherhood. Empathy, when not a hollow cry, is much...
Is Ann Romney a valid target for political commentary? President Obama and his First Lady unequivocally said "No," but then you'd expect them to. As far as they're concerned, spouses and children of politicians are always off-limits. But are they? Or should they be?
The Obama administration recently describing the vital importance of a healthy manufacturing sector to our economy. But others say promoting manufacturing won't help revive our economy. So what's the story?
The Islamic Movement cleric Raed Salah won his appeal this week against a decision by the Home Secretary to exclude him from the UK. The judgement is a sign of our weakness and confusion in the face of extremism.
Judicial review is something the court ought to hold in its back pocket, only to be pulled out when a threat to our nation's integrity occurs. It is not, and was never intended to be, a litmus test for every piece of legislation.
President Obama could and should follow a bipartisan tradition by using his executive authority to require nondiscrimination on the part of federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
I am frequently asked to explain why LGBT people "deserve special privileges" by specifically having sexual identity and gender identity and expression included as protected categories in state and local hate crimes, bullying prevention, nondiscrimination policies, and other legislation.
Who is chosen to lead the transition sets in motion hundreds of early decisions about personnel, policy, and organization that ultimately establish the contours of a potential Romney administration. So who will he choose? Here are five options.
Why would Mr. Trump do this? Why would he carelessly extend a wildly unpopular theory amongst researchers to a public that may not be aware of the actual science and decade-plus amount of work that have gone into discrediting the link between vaccines and autism?
What I am not hearing anyone say loudly and clearly in this Rosen/Romney snafu is that women's ability -- not desire or choice -- to take part in the economy is based on her freedom to make reproductive decisions.
With paranoia replacing sense, with consumerism replacing civic responsibility, with obstruction replacing the legislative process, the world has become a low-budget horror show constructed to exact maximum pain for maximum profit.
Catholic bishops have been saying that the federal mandate that private insurers cover contraceptive services violates religious freedom. But the Catholic Church also supports policies that compromise the religious and moral freedom of others.
Rep. Patrick McHenry wanted Elizabeth Warren to not be head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He got his wish. But now Massachusetts has a fearsome Senate candidate who has Republican Sen. Scott Brown very nervous.
It's a tragedy that five years after Virginia Tech so little has changed. How many years must we wait until tragic headlines about school shootings, children dying, and people using the "shoot first and ask questions later" defense to take the law into their own hands go away? When will we finally get the courage to stand up as a nation and say enough to the deadly proliferation of guns and gun violence that endanger children's and public safety? As a nation we can't afford to keep waiting for common-sense gun control laws that would protect our children and all of us from indefensible gun violence. The time to act is now.
In other words, will blending operations with local rail systems allow the system to achieve the two-hour, forty-minute travel time stipulation by traveling at speeds of at least 200 mph from Los Angeles to San Francisco? The answer is yes.
With the Arab Spring in flux, Syria's ongoing human rights disaster, and the upcoming elections in Egypt that most likely will bring the Muslim Brotherhood into power, America needs a clear vision and strategy for engagement in the wider Middle East and Muslim world.
The Affordable Care Act case is a perfect case for judicial restraint. If the states that brought the suit want to change the law, they can do it through the political process. That is the point of democracy. They do not need the justices of the Supreme Court to do the job for them.
The advanced technology of the war on terrorism, combined with deferential courts and legislators, have endangered both the right to privacy and the right of people to be free from government snooping and tracking.
Let's put this into perspective: If you are arrested for even a traffic violation, the Supreme Court has now given law enforcement officials the green light to strip you down and search even your body cavities, regardless of whether or not they believe you possess any dangerous or banned substance.
If Rosen is going to rail against a war against women, then let's agree that a gender bias that praises men who put their kids first but punishes women for the same is an unfair assault in that battle.
You'd think online services would oppose something like this -- but in fact Facebook, Microsoft and others support it. Under CISPA, they wouldn't be required to share any information about their users with authorities. But if they chose to do so, the bill would protect them from any legal blowback.
More than older generations, they say that they will sometimes choose to take alternative transportation as a way to help the environment. Will our leaders notice this important trend? You wouldn't know it looking at Congress.
Undocumented young people, calling themselves DREAMers have been publicly making waves to lend their support to a cause that would provide them an opportunity to continue their education. If they're so smart, why aren't they hiding somewhere?
I hadn't thought that women were particularly dangerous golfers. Could that be the reason that the Augusta National Golf club refuses to take down its "No Women Allowed" sign? I wonder what the male members of the club are afraid of. Could they be thinking that women...
Ironically, at the same time I was speaking to some of NASA's climate scientists this week about how to counter denialist propaganda attacks, the denialsphere was abuzz with a new open letter signed by 49 former, now discredited NASA employees.
Someone said to me, in a response to one of my HuffPost comments, "You mean "equal opportunity" and not equality." I was saying we need total equality in government for all as to how our government sees and treats all of us and he felt the need to correct me....
The #FixYoungAmerica campaign aims to "shed light on the solutions that can help solve youth unemployment." We are using the power of social media to spread the message, organize a rally, and get Stephen Colbert on board.
Twelve weeks ago, the Economic Development Administration was the target of a sophisticated hack attack. What's shocking is not that it happened, it's that despite the return to pre-historic fax-machine technology, the EDA seems to be functioning fairly well, perhaps even better in some ways.
After this weekend, there will likely be a redoubled Congressional effort to press forward with a stalled AIPAC and Netanyahu-endorsed push to redefine the diplomatic endgame with Iran in such a way as to rule out any plausible, inspections-based solution.
Understanding Romney's perspective helps crack his campaign code. When Romney says Obama made the economic crisis worse, he means Obama did not follow Republican advice and do nothing; Obama did not stand by and let the economy crater.
I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender, embellishing it further with yet other questions like: "What does he or she really mean?" or "What is he or she thinking?" or "What...
Here is why I love Rick Santorum and why I paid close attention to his presidential bid, which he finally abandoned this week: Throughout his career in politics, Rick Santorum has never stopped talking about children and families.
Germany is not only unwilling to extend a real lifeline to other sinking economies in Europe, it's using this moment in history to promote an ideological austerity that it wants to compel other nations -- when their economies are reeling -- to do the same as the price for German support.